As the volunteer genealogist for the Dayton VA Medical Center, formerly the Central Branch of the National Military Home for Disabled Veteran Soldiers and also known as the Dayton Soldiers Home, I have become quite familiar with records for the Home.
As a result of my research of military records and my great respect for our veterans of all ages, I have dedicated a website to the history and records I have discovered regarding the Home. You can see the information at:
This organization is dedicated to preserving the historic buildings on the grounds of the Dayton VA Medical Center, and keeping the history of such a magnificent place alive today. Headed by a Board of Directors led by the Honorable Walter H. Rice, this non-profit organization not only works to preserve history, but honors our veterans with many events and projects. One of these projects is the annual Patriot Freedom Festival held on Memorial Day weekend. To read more about this organization and its events, go to:
Housed in what was the original Quartermasters Building and now the Putnam Library on the grounds of the historic Dayton VA Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio is a hidden gem -- the Miami Valley Military History Museum. This museum, privately owned and not funded by the govenment, is operated by curator and historian, Mark Conrad, and displays artifacts from the Revolutionary War to the present. If you are interested in military history, this is a "must see" museum. Visit the museum's web site at: